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Save the Date: APME’s NewsTrain is heading to Vancouver

Newspapers Canada is hosting a two-day NewsTrain editorial workshop in Vancouver on April 25-26. This renowned training program is open to professional and student journalists and is organized by the Associated Press Media Editors (APME).

NewsTrain brings high-calibre industry experts together with journalists and delivers a program based on the specific editorial training needs in the host region. Newspapers Canada has hosted past successful NewsTrain workshops in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.

Hear the inside story on the Globe’s digital revolution at INK+BEYOND

The Globe and Mail’s editor-in-chief John Stackhouse has joined the program for this year’s INK+BEYOND conference in Charlottetown, PEI.

On Friday, May 30, newspaper delegates from across the country will get an exclusive opportunity to hear the award-winning editor share his inside perspective on the Globe’s digital transformation. Don’t miss your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the newsroom at one of Canada’s largest dailies is adapting and evolving in the changing media landscape. 

Employee mental health and wellness seminar at INK+BEYOND

Gain the practical tools you need to know what signs to look for and how to support employees with mental illness during a special interactive workshop at the INK+BEYOND newspaper conference.

A representative from human resources consulting firm Morneau Shepell will lead a unique presentation designed to help newspaper staff effectively create a workplace environment that reduces the stigma of mental illness and encourages disabled employees to seek help.

This training workshop is just one of many unique and practical sessions on the program at the two-day industry event which takes place in Charlottetown, PEI on May 28-30.

Frida Lundh to deliver keynote presentation on Digital Transformation at INK+BEYOND


Newspapers Canada is excited to announce that international media expert Frida Lundh has joined the program for Canada’s national newspaper conference in Charlottetown, PEI on May 28-30.

Lundh is the CEO of Schibsted Sales and Director Data & Inventory for Schibsted Media Group (Sweden), a worldwide organization operating in 29 countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

During her keynote presentation on Digital Transformation, Lundh will inspire delegates with her vision for the future of news media and share her unique international perspective on the changing publishing landscape. She will provide concrete strategies to dramatically increase advertising revenue from digital products and will offer examples of how Schibsted Media Group is shaping the media of tomorrow by leveraging the power of emerging sales and ad technology.

Upcoming CFJ j-talk - Vice: The New Establishment?

On February 27, the Canadian Journalism Foundation will host a discussion event in Toronto exploring Vice magazine’s journey from counter-culture Montreal magazine to New York-based media conglomerate.

Suroosh Alvi, co-founder of Vice Media will sit down with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One’s The Current, to discuss the publication’s unconventional approach to covering conflict zones and its plans to invest $50 million in their news operations over the next three years.

Selling audience: Why your future depends on it

Don’t miss out on our final webinar of the Winter 2013/2014 training season!

On Tuesday, February 4, Aggy Apostolopoulos, vice president for KubasPrimedia, will lead a comprehensive presentation covering why audience is so important to the newspaper industry and how publications can leverage the (qualitative and quantitative) strength of their extended audience across all platforms. 

This session will cover why this is such a hot topic in the c-suite of most news-media companies, review organizations that have done a good job in this regard, and discuss how this impacts sales and pricing.

Apostolopoulos has over 10 years of experience assisting hundreds of newspapers across four continents on pricing strategy, revenue development, and adapting to the rapidly changing media landscape.

Newspapers Canada partners with PEI 2014 to launch historic newspaper competition

Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce a partnership with PEI 2014 to raise awareness about the sesquicentennial anniversary of the historic Charlottetown Conference of 1864, which paved the way to Canadian Confederation.

During this important anniversary year, over 150 festivals, events and activities will take place across the province to commemorate Prince Edward Island’s unique role in the formation of Canada.

In recognition of this landmark event, Newspapers Canada and PEI 2014 will host a one-time national newspaper competition titled The History of Canada in the Nation’s Front Pages. Nine of the original 36 Fathers of Confederation were in the newspaper business and this special initiative will highlight the important role that newspapers have played and continue to play in the shaping of Canada as a nation.

Get the scoop on a game-changing digital news medium

On Thursday January 30, a session of FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week 2014 in Toronto will be dedicated to La Presse+, a free-subscription digital edition for iPad that blends the best of publishing company's print, web, mobile and video content.

During this lively hour-long event, Jian Ghomeshi, award-winning broadcaster, writer, best-selling author, musician and producer will explore the journey of La Presse+ in an interview with Pierre-Elliott Levasseur, executive vice-president, La Presse. Participants will find out more about this audacious news application and creative playground for agencies. They will also gain insight on its ground-breaking advertising metrics and be a part of the conversation about the ever-changing world of digital media.

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